Vladimir Putin

Desbarats, Peter

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Mr. Desbarats' comments and thoughts about Canada, and the Quebec referendum. Subjects addressed include: Pessimism about Canada and its causes; a view of our standard of living by the average citizen; uneasiness about our political and economic future may be leading to a new sense of conservatism; this is an extremely critical time in Canada, the climax of several decades of swift change; influences and responses over the last two decades; changes in Quebec over that time period; events in Montreal; a sense of pride for Quebecers; the Economic Summit and the Constitutional Summit; violent upheavals in Quebec and consequences for the rest of the country; a more realistic look at our achievements; transformations in Western Canada; rivalry between French and English; constitutional reform.